Letters of Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 304, d. 319-27, e. 124-7; Eng. misc. b. 108-9, c. 530, c. 531(R)
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Scope and Content

Letters of Sir Robert Hart, mainly to his wife Hester Jane, with some miscellaneous papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet (1835-1911) was inspector general of customs in China. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from G. Greer in 1972.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41359-76.

Related Material

Further papers relating to Sir Robert Hart are held by the School of Oriental and African Studies (PP MS 67, MS 211081 and MS 211351).

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